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Aston Villa signal Rachel Daly from Houston Sprint

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Aston Villa have introduced the signing of England star Rachel Daly from the Houston Sprint on a three-year contract.

Daly began each sport within the Lionesses’ latest Euro 2022 triumph, enjoying out of place at left-back regardless of naturally being a ahead.

The 30-year-old returns to English soccer having spent the final 9 years enjoying within the US, although she did spend time on mortgage at West Ham from September 2020 to January 2021.

Aston Villa supervisor Carla Ward stated: “It is a large signing for us and one we’ve labored onerous on finishing. Rachel is a prime ahead and a confirmed goalscorer.

“Having carried out admirably at full-back this summer time, she confirmed us that she is a participant you merely want in your workforce.

“However for us, she is a ahead and we are able to’t wait to see her scoring objectives.”

Daly got here by way of the academy at Leeds earlier than spending a 12 months with Lincoln, after which took her profession to the US, enjoying faculty soccer for St John’s Pink Storm.

She was then drafted by the Houston Sprint in 2016, happening to attain 33 objectives in 95 video games for the Texan aspect. Throughout her time with the Sprint, Daly was twice voted into the NWSL Second XI.

Aston Villa kick off the brand new WSL season on September 11 away at Brighton.

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